A Safe and Effective Form of Therapy
Acupuncture is the use of hair-thin, sterilized needles inserted into points around the body to affect the body’s energy flow and circulation. Studies have shown that acupuncture can increase the release of endorphins (the body’s natural pain killers), thereby supporting the mainstream use of acupuncture for the treatment of pain and pain conditions without the use of drugs or surgery.
Often times, patients will feels a sense of euphoria and overall calm and wellbeing following an acupuncture treatment due to the additional affect acupuncture has on increasing serotonin, the “feel-good” hormone that allows one to feel rested, relaxed, and happy, making Acupuncture a natural treatment for stress, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Acupuncture also helps to manage inflammatory conditions and areas of inflammation by increasing local circulation in areas where circulation may be diminished or where circulation is blocked due to injury, scar tissue or muscle tension (e.g. a sprained ankle).
The WHO (World Health Organization) has recognized Acupuncture to be effective for over 50 different conditions. The most common and effectively treated with Acupuncture are:
- Headaches and migraines
- Depression and anxiety
- Hay fever
- Muscle tension
- Digestive issues (constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Painful menses (dysmenorrhea)
- Irregular menses
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nausea and vomiting (e.g. in pregnancy or chemotherapy)